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Booz Allen’s Duvelza Saenz on Cyber, Leadership, and Shaping a Multicultural Tech Workforce

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Growing up, there were only two careers that interested Booz Allen Lead Associate Duvelza Saenz: cyber warrior or Xena the Warrior Princess. Lucky for the cyber world, Booz Allen, and the many women and girls Saenz mentors and supports, she went with the former.

A passion for bringing people together—including the next generation

“I enjoy the collaborative environment that Booz Allen encourages,” Saenz said. “We have awesome team members with unique backgrounds who are open to innovative ideas.”  

From Dismantling a ’68 Corvette to Securing Connected Cars: Booz Allen’s Alexandra Heckler Shares Her Story

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When Alexandra Heckler was six years old, she and her father tore apart his ’68 Corvette and put it back together three times in a row.  “He was teaching me to think differently about solving a problem,” she said.

Today Heckler is a senior associate with Booz Allen’s commercial transportation practice, working with some of the world’s biggest auto manufacturers to figure out what a good vehicle cybersecurity program looks like.

Pioneering protection for connected cars

Programs and Policies for Working Parents Put Booz Allen on Working Mother’s ‘Best Company’ List

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At Booz Allen, a working parent can lead teams for the US Air Force, take on assignments around the world, shape company policy, and much more. Possibilities like these earned the firm its 21st consecutive ranking on Working Mother’s annual Best Companies list, plus the honor of Lead Associate Lidija Franklin named Working Mother of the Year for 2019.

A Booz Allen Cyber Leader Shares Her Technology Journey

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Booz Allen Lead Associate Jyoti Wadhwa helps pharma companies and healthcare manufacturers understand their cyber risk and guard against threats. It’s a complicated mission in today’s world of escalating attacks, IT automation, and overall digital transformation. 

“The ultimate mission is to serve the patient,” she said. “You’re there because the organization must provide a secure environment to deliver lifesaving medicine, and anything that can disrupt that can impact the patient.”  

From wireless networks to healthcare security needs

Booz Allen’s Maria Gilley: Celebrating Diversity, Modernizing Government

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“Inclusion is more than a concept at Booz Allen. It is embodied in our culture.”

This fall, Booz Allen Associate Maria Fernanda Gilley is not only celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15). She’s also working on a project with a very personal mission.

Finding Your Seat at the Table: Insights and Advice From Booz Allen’s “Leading Together” Series

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Do you find yourself strategizing about what it will mean for your career “when this person leaves,” or “when that person gets promoted?” Are you putting your career advancement in the context of others’ roles and responsibilities?

This type of thinking is based on an underlying belief of scarcity--that there are only a finite number of leadership roles and that something needs to shift for your big break to happen.

Be Present, Be Persistent, and Stick to Your Values: Career Advice from Booz Allen CLO Nancy Laben

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Among the general counsel of Fortune 500 companies, 25% are women. Yet only one was named this year’s Top Corporate Counsel by WomenInc. Magazine, a media platform which has recognized women such as former Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and television producer Shonda Rhimes. 

And only one, it may be safe to assume, started her professional journey as a cheesemonger, learning valuable career lessons about being industrious, bringing value, and more while helping customers order goat cheese, gruyere, and more for their next party. 

Booz Allen’s Jamila Holt Shares Her Data Science Journey and Career Advice

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Helping people gain knowledge has been a running theme through data scientist, Jamila Holt’s, career. She started her professional journey as an educator over 13 years ago in Texas and finished as a Teacher Leader in the District of Columbia Public Schools.

Jamila recalls a time she co-led a project on brain-based learning that explored how students learn differently. She instructed teachers on how to use these techniques and incorporate them into their practice. “I was very happy to see these educators excited to implement what they learned,” she said.

Booz Allen’s Haejin Hwang: Finding Opportunity in Math, Data Science, and Social Impact

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School—a state-wide algebra exam, to be exact—set Haejin Hwang on the path to a career in data science at Booz Allen. 

She didn’t expect to do well on the test. But after spending hours preparing, she earned a perfect score—and learned a valuable lesson.

“This experience helped me gain confidence in my abilities,” Hwang said.

Pursuing data science—and becoming a leader

Booz Allen’s Sarah Olsen Shares Her Cyber Journey and Career Advice

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Sarah Olsen installed her first security patch as a teenager, responding to a remote buffer overflow attack—known as a “nuke”—in the early days of the internet. Today she leads risk assessments for cyber-physical systems in a variety of domains at Booz Allen.

Olsen shares highlights from her career journey—and advice for others who have a passion for cyber.

A career that evolved with the internet

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